SBA meetings

Join an active community of veteran and novice beekeepers and listen to talks from a variety of experts.

Meetings are held at 7PM on the second Wednesday of every month and are open to the public.

Spring/Summer Location:
Steppingstone Farm Museum in Havre de Grace
461 Quaker Bottom Rd. Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Link to Farm Museum directions

Fall/Winter Location:
Harford Community College, Edgewood Hall, Room 132. Take entrance 3 on Thomas Run Road, and the building is the first on the right. Park across the lane.

Upcoming meetings | Past meetings

Jason Rubin's Bee-minder notes

March 13, 2019 7PM

Harford Community College, Edgewood Hall, Room 132

Guest speaker: Kelly Kulhanek

We will introduce the new young beekeepers: Blake, Malinah, Emma, Michael, Zoey, and Braeden.

Also featuring a raffle, and door prize.

Kelly Kulhanek will be speaking on the Sentinel Apiary Program: Collaborating with Beekeepers to Improve Colony Health and Management. She is a Ph.D candidate in the vanEngelsdorp lab at the University of Maryland, where she is studying bee health and management practices.
Sentinel Apiaries monitor honey bee health in real time using hive scales to track colony weight gain or loss, and monthly disease assessments of Varroa and Nosema loads. So far, 189 beekeepers, 1,253 colonies, and 6,947 samples have been used to build one of the largest continuous colony level databases in the world.

Upcoming Meetings


Past Meetings (with links to notes, when available)

January 10, 2018 Ray Walker Broodminder hive monitoring system
February 14, 2019 Jeff Maenner and Charlie Thomas Getting hives ready for spring
March 14, 2018 Samuel Ramsey Unlocking the mysteries of the Varroa mite
April 11, 2018 Beginner and advanced beekeeping discussion groups
May 8, 2018 Harry Dutcher Varroa Management
June 14, 2018 David Papke Maintaining Healthy Bees
July 11, 2018 Zac Lamas Fall Hive Management
September 12, 2018 Andrew Kness Pesticide residue in bee hives in agricultural areas
October 10, 2018 Mark Dykes
November 14, 2018 Nathalie Steinhauer Pests, Diseases, and Pesticides Update
February 13, 2019 John Turpin Nutrition, bee research, Varroa, and more